For those who are about to have a baby, the yellow warning light is already on. Around the 36th week of gestation we are frightened by any symptom that is not common during pregnancy. The exit of the mucous plug is one of the signs of labor and this is where many future mothers are frightened. When I was in Melissa’s 35th week of pregnancy , I had one of the biggest scares I could ever go through during a pregnancy.
Even with the experience of a mom on the 3rd trip, the nerves are on edge when something more than expected suddenly happens and even more out of time. Checking the readers’ doubts, we will learn to identify the tampon , what to do when the mucosal tampon is slowly coming out and when the tampon comes out how long it takes for the baby to be born.
Features of Mucous Buffer
Mucous plug is the “stopper” that closes the cervix of the pregnant woman, it has very different characteristics from the common white discharge . It prevents dilatation from occurring and helps pregnancy to be safer inside the uterus by preventing bacteria or other foreign bodies from coming into contact with the inside of the uterus and causing some type of disease and infection.
The tampon is a slime that can be bloody and look dark or darker red . It is a very strange gelatin and can have some risks of living blood. For some women it can be scary, but don’t worry, it is normal for you to leave until 3 weeks before delivery .
When Does Mucous Buffer Come Out?
Usually the mucous plug comes off when a hormonal drop occurs and the body is already preparing to start labor . The hormones start from a hormone that the baby’s lung receives saying that it is already maturing for birth. Of course, each body and each pregnancy is different and unique, but it is always good to have information about it.
IMPORTANT: For the question of when the tampon comes out, how long it takes for the baby to be born, there is no rule. Since the mucous plug may come out weeks before delivery , so the time will only come if there are contractions indicating labor, rest assured!
It can also occur from the mucous plug leaving little by little and thus not even being perceived by the woman, in other cases it may not even leave , it only leaves in the postpartum period together with the remains that the uterus expels. Each of my pregnancies was different in relation to the mucous plug, in the first I didn’t even see the plug mucus, and it was leaking liquid, in the second it was 1cm dilated since 37 weeks and it was right this week that the plug came out .
I got up in the morning and felt something come out of me, as if it were a “ploft” and then that brownish goo with streaks of blood came out. The third time he left, but it was little by little at first, then he left a lot, but a lot that I got to scare. I called my doctor and he said that as long as there was no very painful contraction and fluid loss was perfectly normal. So girls, if you want to reassure yourself, go to the maternity gynecological clinic or call your doctor, he can guide you and calm you down.
Questions from Readers:
How do I know if I lost the mucus plug?
The mucous plug may gradually come out, so some women may not be able to identify its loss. Only the obstetrician during consultation and touch examination can identify whether the pregnant woman has already lost the mucous plug.
How to know if it is the mucous plug and not discharge?
The texture and color of the mucous plug is quite different from the discharge. The tampon has a gooey appearance similar to a gelatin and which may have a reddish coloration of the blood or with streaks of blood.
When the mucous plug comes out, does it hurt?
When the mucous plug comes out, the woman does not feel anything at all, so it is only noticed when she goes to the bathroom and when she cleans herself, she appears on the paper or stays in her panties. In some cases that the tampon gradually comes out, the woman cannot even identify the exit.
What to do when you lose the mucous plug?
After losing the mucous plug the pregnant woman must wait for the signs of labor , nothing more. The mucous plug may come out weeks before the day of delivery, so there is no need to worry unless it comes out in abundant amounts and with live blood.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.